Overall, “Boy Erased” seems to be little more than slightly insincere Oscar bait.
A realistic and raw tale of coming-of-age insecurities with a hearty dose of skate culture nostalgia.
If anything, the film serves as a reminder of why Frances McDormand should be getting more big screen roles.
Let’s just get right to the point here: in “Manchester By The Sea,” Casey Affleck is as great, if not even greater, than you’ve heard. The movie itself is not.